Our recent research with Irish employees revealed that over half of Irish workers (54%) think their boss is doing a good job; with only 1 in 5 (22%) saying they receive enough praise from their boss.
Just 12% of the respondents said they would rate their boss’s performance as poor, and 34% of those reckon their bosses are ‘average’.
The results show that, while overall the relationships between leaders and employees are good, there are still some definite areas where bosses can improve.
Having good communication skills (60%) came out on top as the most important skill, with over 60% listing it in their top five. Interestingly, communication was also the skill most listed as missing, with 29% of Irish workers saying their boss lacked this trait and 17% also saying their boss is lacked time management.
Fairness, honesty, and encouragement were some other skills listed by respondents as the most important for a boss to have.
Irish workers are largely positive about their bosses, results show. Over 62% of respondents say that they get on well with their bosses, and 59% said that they can approach their boss with any issue they are having in work.
Over 30% of respondents believe that female bosses are ‘well represented and respected’ in Ireland – 28% disagree with this statement however.